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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library

Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Staff picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS, broadcast during Sounds Good

For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit

Here are links to the Staff Picks aired thus far:

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Reviewed by: Emily Robertson, Read by: Emily Robertson

The Hundred Dresses by Erin McKean
Reviewed by: Brittany Adams, Read by: Sierra Foster

The Vikings by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts
Reviewed by: Maddie, Read by: Diane Daubert

Templar by Jordan Mechner
Reviewed by Brittany Adams, Read by: AJ Boston

Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Reviewed by Wyneth Herrington, Read by: Emily Robertson

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle
Reviewed by Maddie Daubert, Read by: Sierra Foster

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
Reviewed by Wyneth Herrington, Read by: Diane Daubert

Mail Order Bride by Debbie Macomber
Reviewed by Brandy Reed, Read by: AJ Boston

Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm
Reviewed by a young reader, Read by: Emily Robertson

Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
Reviewed by a young reader, Read by: Sierra Foster

Perfect Puppy by Stephanie Calmenson
Reviewed by a young reader, Read by: Diane Daubert

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin
Reviewed by: Erica Gallagher, Read by: AJ Boston


Check back periodically for more staff picks!

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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